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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

A two week notice should be given for any cancellations or reduction in numbers. Late cancellation fee shall apply if notice is not given within 2 weeks

Additional Terms and Conditions

Because of the large number of bookings made, please contact us if any other arrangements are necessary, eg. vegetarian breakfast? or theatre workshops? (separate charges) towels needed? History Brickfields tour or our Permaculture stays?

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

NGOs and any organizations for a cause, Teachers and Theatre groups

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

PODs The Backpackers Home & Cafe provides affordable budget accommodation for backpackers and travelers. Our spacious common area offers a cozy and relaxing atmosphere with a green teaPODs cafe offering a range of food and beverages including coffee, tea, fruit juices, milkshakes, and of course beers! We have our own stage where guests are free to jam together and sometimes we have live performances too!

Our location is in Kuala Lumpur, just a stone throw away from KL Sentral station, a hub where most of trains and buses are in and out of the city giving easy access to many major attractions around. The location is also very convenient to catch buses to both airports, KLIA and KLIA2. Housed in a new building in Brickfields with abundant choices of local food around and the fusion of colorful cultures, trinkets and merchandise traders, all nested in beautiful pre-war shops with things sold that might be familiar even to our Mothers? PODs is also situated in an area where lots of government and religious centers focus on the development of the less fortunate, such as the deaf and blind community and orphanages.

Our Single PODs and Double PODs offer privacy away from the main 16-bed and 4-bed dorms. The PODs have mattresses on raised platforms to give a Zen like feel. Some come with tinted windows, all have individual fans and lights. Our dorms have double bunk beds and personal lockers and are in a large area with plenty of personal space. Each floor has two or three sharing eco-friendly kampong (village) design hot water shower cabins. Central AC units are placed strategically with blowers to all PODs and all designs and themes that have been put up are chosen as best to compliment and promote our eco-friendly theme, which is, to be simple, and always go green. And when traveling, respect the Earth!

We also offer arrangement of tours and travels around Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia comprising of KL city tour, hiking and waterfall trips, overnight in a cave in Taman Negara, water rafting, firefly park, elephant sanctuary and many more.

PODs always values the important things travelers or backpackers need hence we provide free breakfast, free WiFi, safe deposit box, personal lockers, personal universal wall plug, clean linen and towel, luggage storage, laundry service, and most importantly, lots of fun and interesting activities!

Our prices range between that affordable shared dormitories and reasonable private PODs, with a promise of clean, friendly and hospitable services just like home! Drop in, stay with us, make your journey as pleasant, as comfortable and as memorable as possible.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    29 Aug 2019
    Great Hostel located near the KL Sentral station. It has a cool rooftop overlooking the city perfect for chilling out.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Nov 2019
    Needs to do some maintenance. The door in closed hanging they should either fix it or take it off. One staff just did not want to help me just blew me off. Air conditioning did not work and was hot inside
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    11 Sep 2019
    Very strategic place. And beds are comfy. Thanks!
    Indonesia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Oct 2019
    Great location for a 1 night stopover at KL Sentral. Easy 1 hour bus from KLIA airport, RM 12. Half an hour to the twin towers, a few MTR stops. Loads of local cheap restos. Various bed options good value. Preferred the standard single to the basic single for the extra space for the little extra cost. Great to get linen and towel. Good café with free toast & tea/coffee breakfast, other food to buy and beer.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Nov 2019
    Perfect location near the main station of KL. Nice cafe space downstairs. Main drawback is that the 16 bed dorm lacks privacy curtains & air conditioning. Breakfast is also just toast and jam. Overall good value for a short trip.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Sep 2019
    Good location. Smelly rooms, staff did not explain much during check-in time.
    Macau China, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    17 Oct 2019
    We stayed for one night whilst waiting to catch our flight to Indonesia. It could really benefit from privacy screens on the beds. So the sheets were dirty and the bathrooms weren't that clean. It's okay for a night but I wouldn't stay any longer.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    05 Nov 2019
    Awful bathrooms, poor locks on doors. Beds clean
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    20 Nov 2019
    Imprive your clearnes, bad smely, repair the shower and the van from selling(make a lot of noise by night).
    Romania, Female, 31-40
  • 4.3


    28 Oct 2019
    The toilets and bathrooms are not clean, the rooms are tiny with centralized AC that will freeze you at night. It's not clean. You will have people up 60 70Y of age staying there.
    Sri Lanka, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's